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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 209
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 209
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   230 PM CDT Sat May 23 2020

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southwest Texas

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 230 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Widespread large hail expected with isolated very large hail
       events to 3 inches in diameter likely
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms will form this afternoon across
   southwest Texas along a strong dryline.  These storms are likely to
   produce large to very large hail and locally damaging wind gusts.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles east and west of a line from 75 miles south southwest
   of Dryden TX to 60 miles north northeast of Big Spring TX. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
   favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
   Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
   weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
   warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
   tornadoes.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 207...WW 208...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   25030.

   ...Hart
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